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Cisco Nexus 3100: Next-gen Merchant Silicon-based ToR Switch Series

October 22 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco expanded its line of merchant silicon-based, top-of-rack data center switches with its new Nexus 3100 series.nexus-3100.png

Like other switches in this family, including the Nexus 3000 and 3500 series, the Nexus 3100 is a low-latency, high-density Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch. And because it is based on merchant silicon, the Nexus 3100 series does not support FabricPath, Cisco's TRILL-based Layer 2 mulit-pathing technology, or Cisco's fabric extender technology. In other words, like previous Nexus 3000 switches, the Nexus 3100 is not a part of Cisco's FabricPath-based data center fabric strategy.

Instead, Cisco is positioning the Nexus 3100 as a top-of-rack device for enterprises that require high-density, low-latency, top-of-rack switches that can be deployed in a leaf-spine architecture using conventional Layer 3 protocols.

Cisco also said the Nexus 3100 will support a variety of software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities, including its onePK SDN interface, virtual extensible LAN and OpenFlow 1.0. Cisco did not specify if or when it will start supporting the newer OpenFlow 1.3 specification.

Cisco didn't announce when the new switch will start shipping, but promised more details would be available "in the coming weeks."

The Nexus 3100 comes in two flavors. The Nexus 3132Q is a 2.56 Tbps switch that ships with 32 ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The Nexus 3172PQ is a 1.44 Tbps switch with 48 10 GbE ports and 6 40 Gbps ports. Cisco claimed these switches will support Layer 3 in-service software upgrades. Although it claimed the switches will be ultra-low latency, Cisco has not published exactly how low that latency will be.

Cisco Nexus 3132Q vs. Cisco Nexus 3172PQ

Cisco Nexus 3132Q vs. Cisco Nexus 3172PQ

Cisco envisions two use cases for the Nexus 3100 series, according to Jimmy Shah, product manager at Cisco. First, the switches can serve as server access switches, particularly as leaf switches in a leaf-spine data center network. Second, the Nexus 3132Q, with its high-density 40 GbE ports, can serve as a pizza-box spine switch in the same leaf-spine environment.

Cisco's Nexus 3000 switches were seen by many experts as a response to rival Arista Networks' success in selling merchant silicon-based, ultra-low latency switches into financial trading firms. Cisco is calling the Nexus 3100 line the second generation of those switches.

"This is a big step up from the Nexus 3064," Shah said. "We see a lot of our 3064 customers transitioning to this product. If I'm building a new data center and I'm looking for the densest 10 Gb switch, then the 3100 becomes a great choice based on these hardware and software features."

Refer to http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/news/2240206672/Cisco-Nexus-3100-Next-gen-merchant-silicon-based-ToR-switch-series

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Short Review: Cisco Catalyst 2960-S vs. 2960-X Series Switches

September 30 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series debut at Cisco Partner Summit this year. Cisco announced that the Cisco 2960-X series is the greenest catalyst access switch, as well as the next generation of the world’s most widely deployed access switches.

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These switches also provide Layer 3 routing capability, application-aware intelligence, and double the scale. They are the greenest Cisco Catalyst access switches ever. These switches are built to reduce total cost of ownership.

Compared with Cisco 2960-S series, what’s the New features of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches? Like the 2960-S Series, Catalyst 2960-X Series is line-rate no blocking switches with the following added features:

●Dual-core CPU at 600 MHz

●Cisco FlexStack-Plus stacking

       80 Gbps bandwidth

        8-member stack

●Dual-FRU power supply with integrated fan (2960-XR only)

●NetFlow-Lite on all downlink and uplink ports

●Switch Hibernation mode integrated with Cisco Energ yWise

●Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) downlink ports

●Signed Cisco IOS Software images

●Layer 3 features with IP Lite feature set (2960-XR only)

●24 port fan less model with 2 SFP and 210/100/1000BT uplinks

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Top 5 Reasons to Purchase Cisco ASA 5500 Series

September 26 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

A key component of the Cisco Secure Borderless Network, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances delivers superior scalability, a broad span of technology and solutions, and effective, always-on security designed to meet the needs of an array of deployments.

By integrating the world’s most proven firewall; a comprehensive, highly effective intrusion prevention system (IPS) with Cisco Global Correlation and guaranteed coverage; and a high-performance VPN, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series helps organizations provide secure, high performance connectivity and protects critical assets for maximum productivity.

Offering seamless client and clientless access for a broad spectrum of desktop and mobile platforms, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers versatile, always-on secure mobility integrated with web security and IPS for a comprehensive solution. Unlike most security providers that force you to choose between a high-quality firewall and an effective intrusion prevention system (IPS), Cisco combines the world’s most proven firewall with the industry’s most comprehensive, effective IPS for a powerful security solution.

Figure1. Cisco ASA 5500 Series

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The Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers superior real-time protection: Integrating innovative IPS with Global Correlation, firewall, and VPN technology, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers highly effective intrusion prevention capabilities using hardware-accelerated IPS modules. And Cisco guaranteed coverage delivers peace of mind.

Site-to-site VPN: Using the hardware-accelerated site-to-site IPsec VPN capabilities provided by the Cisco ASA 5500 Series, businesses can securely augment or even replace legacy WANs by using low-cost Internet connections and IPsec VPN tunnels to connect to business partners and to remote and satellite offices worldwide.

Secure mobility: The Cisco ASA 5500 Series offers flexible technologies that deliver tailored solutions to suit connectivity and secure mobility requirements for company-managed assets such as desktops, laptops and smartphones, as well as unmanaged devices such as Internet kiosks or employee-owned desktops, laptops and handhelds. The Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers both clientless and SSL/DTLS/IPsec VPN secure mobility client options.

Secure unified communications: The Cisco ASA 5500 Series provides extensive protocol support, signaling and media inspection, remote office and mobile user support, and simple provisioning to enable a secure, integrated voice and data network.

Top 5 Reasons to Purchase Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

1. Advanced intrusion prevention services with guaranteed coverage

With real-time reputation technology, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS with Global Correlation is twice as effective as legacy IPS and includes guaranteed coverage for greater peace of mind. It protects against a wide range of threats, including worms, application-layer attacks, operating-system-level attacks, rootkits, spyware, peer-to-peer file sharing, and instant messaging for both IPv6 and IPv4 networks.

2. Industry-leading content security services

With the Cisco ASA 5500 Series, customers have their choice of on-box threat protection and content control based on Trend Micro technology, or a proven off-box solution with the Cisco IronPort Web Security Appliance. Both solutions provide comprehensive antivirus, antispyware, file blocking, ant spam, antiphishing, URL blocking and filtering, and content filtering services.

3. Secure mobility

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility solution provides business employees and partners with ubiquitous, highly secure access to enable employee mobility, enhance collaboration and improve productivity, while protecting the company’s resources and data from web-based threats and data leakage by enforcing acceptable use policies.

4. Unified communications

The Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers secure access by enabling protection for voice, video, and multimedia traffic. Businesses can securely take advantage of the improved productivity and lower operational costs of a Cisco Unified Communications solution.

5. Comprehensive management and monitoring services

Several elements round out a rich complement of management options: with Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), a comprehensive CLI, verbose syslog, and support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Cisco Security Manager supports distributed deployments of up to 500 devices.

Figure2. Market-Leading Application/IPS/Content Security Services

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Figure3. Secure Unified Communications

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Figure4. Threat-Protected SSL and IPsec VPN Services

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Figure5. Industry-Leading IPS/Content Security Service

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Acronyms

SSC: Security Services Card; SSM: Security Services Module; SSM: Security Services Module; CSC SSM: Content Security and Control Security Services Module; 4GE SSM: 4 Gigabit Ethernet Security Services Module; SSP: Security Services Processor; IPS SSP: IPS Security Services Processor; IEC: Interface Expansion Card.

Table1. Cisco ASA 5505, 5510, 5520, 5540, 5550 Product Comparison

 Cisco ASA 5505, 5510, 5520, 5540, 5550 Product Comparison

Table2. Cisco ASA 5580 and ASA 5585-X Product Comparison

Cisco ASA 5580 and ASA 5585-X Product Comparison

Tips:

1. Max firewall throughput measured under ideal test conditions

2. VPN throughput and sessions count depend on the ASA device configuration and VPN traffic patterns. These elements should be taken in to consideration as part of your capacity planning

3. Licensed features

4. A/S = Active/Standby; A/A = Active/Active

Note: Performance numbers tested and validated with the ASA 7.2 software release for ASA 5505 through ASA 5540, and the ASA 8.4 software release for ASA 5550 through ASA 5585-X

Reference: The full PDF file of Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances you can visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/vpndevc/ps6032/ps6094/ps6120/prod_brochure0900aecd80285492.pdf

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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E with CenterFlex Technology

August 16 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E with CenterFlex Technology-Secure, Flexible, Nonstop Communications.

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series, including the new Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E, three new E-Series line cards, and four new E-Series chassis, is a next-generation extension to the widely deployed Cisco Catalyst 4000 and 4500 Series of switches. Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series with CenterFlex technology, provides secure, flexible, nonstop communications to facilitate business resilience for enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and Metro Ethernet customers deploying business-critical applications.

CenterFlex technology is enabled by the Supervisor Engine 6-E centralized application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), which deliver the highest centralized performance and configuration flexibility in the industry. CenterFlex technology facilitates granular optimization of real-time voice, video, and data communication, maximizing performance and enhancing user experience. The new E-Series with CenterFlex technology is designed with unprecedented backward and forward compatibility, delivering exceptional investment protection and deployment flexibility to meet the evolving needs of organizations of all sizes.

Figure1. Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E

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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E with CenterFlex Technology Feature Highlights

Centralized

• Centralized 320-Gbps switching capacity with 250 Mpps of throughput

• IPv6 support in hardware, providing wire-rate forwarding for IPv6 networks

• Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks (X2 optics)

• Hardware forwarding entries: 256,000

• Quality-of-service (QoS) services hardware entries: 64,000

• Security services entries: 64,000

• Low latency

 

Flexible

• Flexibility to operate at 6 or 24 Gbps per line-card slot

• Ability to mix and match 6-Gbps classic and 24-Gbps E-Series line cards, with no performance degradation

• Twin gigabit converter modules that enable flexibility for up to 4 Gigabit Ethernet (Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP]) uplinks in the X2 optic slots

• Dynamic hardware forwarding table allocations for ease of IPv4-to-IPv6 migration

• Advanced QoS support with up to 8 queues per port, dynamic queue sizing, and hierarchical policing to provide flexibility and control

• Enhanced security with Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (URPF) for added protection against network spoofing attacks

• File allocation table (FAT)-based file system for easier network administration

 

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E is compatible with classic Cisco Catalyst 4500 line cards, chassis, and power supplies, providing full investment protection. The Supervisor Engine 6-E delivers 24 Gbps per slot of switching capacity when deployed with the E-Series line cards in a Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series chassis. You can mix and match classic line cards and E-Series line cards within a Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series chassis with no performance degradation. When you deploy the Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 6-E with classic line cards, all of the new features except the 24-Gbps per-slot switching capacity are inherited.

The Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 6-E also provides flexibility and an easy migration path to 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks with dual-purpose X2 slots that can accommodate wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet optics or Cisco Twin Gigabit Converter modules (Figure 2), enabling Gigabit Ethernet SFP optics.

 

The Cisco Twin Gigabit Converter Module, which ships standard with the Supervisor Engine 6-E (unless you order 10 Gigabit Ethernet optics on the configuration tool), converts a single 10 Gigabit Ethernet X2 interface into two Gigabit Ethernet port slots that can be populated with appropriate SFP optics, providing a total of 4 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks if used in both X2 interface slots. With the flexibility offered by the Cisco Twin Gigabit Converter Module, you can initially use the gigabit uplinks and then, as your business demands change, you can simply remove the Cisco Twin Gigabit Converter Module and insert 10 Gigabit Ethernet X2 optics to provide full line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks without having to upgrade. The ability to support both Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks on a single supervisor engine further demonstrates the flexibility and the investment protection of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series.

Cisco Twin Gigabit Converter Module: Converting 10 Gigabit Ethernet X2 Interface Into Two Gigabit Ethernet SFP Interfaces

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The increased capabilities and investment protection provided by the Supervisor Engine 6-E and CenterFlex technology facilitates not only scalability for today's network requirements but also investment protection by providing significant hardware resources for future growth.

 

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Line Cards

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The Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series line cards include the following options:

• 48-port 10/100/1000 E-Series Power over Ethernet (PoE) line card (2:1 oversubscribed)

• 48-port 10/100/1000 E-Series Premium PoE line card (2:1 oversubscribed)

• 6-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet E-Series line card (2.5:1 oversubscribed)

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 48-port 10/100/1000 PoE and premium PoE E-Series line cards are designed for high-performance LAN access applications. The Cisco Catalyst 4500 6-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet E-Series Line Card can be deployed for high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet aggregation in the campus, in small to medium-sized networks as a core switch, or in high-performance wiring closets where additional 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks are required. The Cisco Catalyst 4500 6-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet E-Series Line Card supports standard X2 optics as well as Cisco Twin Gigabit Converter modules as orderable options.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Line Card data sheet at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps2710/ps5494/product_data_sheet0900aecd802109ea.html.

More detailed reference of Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E with CenterFlex Technology you can read at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps2797/ps9294/product_data_sheet0900aecd806df543_ps4324_Products_Data_Sheet.html

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Cisco Refreshes Campus Switching, Including Catalyst 6800 Core Chassis

July 3 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco unveiled a refresh of its campus switching and enterprise routing products at Cisco Live this week, highlighted by the Catalyst 6800 series, a big brother to the Catalyst 6500 that is compatible with the older switch's existing supervisor modules and line cards.

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The new Catalyst 6807 is a 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) modular switch with 11.4 Tbps of total throughput and 880 Gbps capacity per slot. It has five times the performance and six times the capacity of the venerable Catalyst 6500. Because it is compatible with the modules designed for the Catalyst 6500, this new switch hits the market with all the advanced services that customers usually have to wait a couple years for, such as the Wireless Services Module and Multiprotocol Label Switchingsupport.

"The Catalyst 6500 has an 80 Gb-per-slot limit, so they just couldn't work around that," said Andre Kindness, senior analyst with Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc. "So they came out with the 6800. The chassis had to change to accommodate 100 Gb throughput."

Kindness said the Catalyst 6800's compatibility with modules from the 6500 offers customers a new level of investment protection.

"This is the first time I've seen a vendor come out with a new chassis and be able to create a switch with higher speeds without having to build new modules," he said.

Switch to run on upgraded Supervisor Engine

The Catalyst 6807 will run on the Supervisor Engine 2T (Sup 2T) module, which was introduced as the next-generation supervisor for the Catalyst 6500 two years ago, said Inbar Lasser-Raab, Cisco's senior director of enterprise network marketing. Cisco has upgraded the software on the Sup 2T for the new chassis.

Paris-based utility giant EDF plans to adopt the Catalyst 6807 in a large network refresh. "We have a big project to replace all of the networks in our nuclear power plants, hydro-power plants and thermal power plants. We chose to place the Catalyst 6800 at the heart of this network," said Dominique Massoni, senior ICT architect for the global core at EDF.

Don Prince, senior IT architect with Atlanta-based Southern Company, said he appreciated "being able [to] use the same services and take advantage of the same line cards and other equipment [from the Catalyst 6500] that is compatible with the 6800. Investment protection is important to us."

Additionally, Cisco introduced a semi-fixed form factor model Catalyst 6880, a 10 GbE switch designed for midmarket customers who want a switch with moderate 10 GbE density and some advanced services. The Catalyst 6880 is a 4 rack-unit switch with 16x10 GbE fixed ports and half slots that can service an additional 80x10 GbE ports.

Wiring closet device optimized for campus

Cisco also announced a wiring closet device, the Catalyst 6800ia (Instant Access), a 1 rack-unit device with 48 GbE ports that extends the services and the image of a Catalyst 6500 or Catalyst 6800 to the access layer of a network.

"It's analogous to a [Nexus 2000 fabric extender], except that it's optimized for the campus, with features like PoE [Power over Ethernet]," said Rob Soderbery, senior vice president of Cisco's enterprise networking group.

Unlike the Nexus 2000, which extends the ports of a Nexus 5000 or 7000 data center switch to the top of a rack, the Catalyst 6800ia virtually adds ports to the core Catalyst devices. These additional ports are physically located in wiring closets on the 6800ia, but they exist logically on the chassis switch.

"I got immediately excited about the [Catalyst 6800ia] because my company could triple in size and I wouldn't have to increase the size of my networking staff," said Chris Tillett, network administrator with Halifax Media Group, a Daytona Beach, Fla.-based publisher that owns more than 30 newspapers. Since the Catalyst 6800ia extends the image of an existing core switch, a network engineer doesn't need to deploy and configure it. Tillett said he can send the device to an IT generalist who can simply plug it in and the device is up and running.

Cisco enhanced another part of its campus portfolio by introducing a new supervisor module for the Catalyst 4500. This new module features Cisco's Unified Access Data Plane (UADP) application-specific integrated chip (ASIC), which allows customers to integrate wireless LAN control into their switching fabric. Cisco first introduced this ASIC on its Catalyst 3850 stackable switch.

Finally, Cisco beefed up its enterprise routing products with a new top-of-the-line Integrated Services Router (ISR) 4451-AX [Application Experience]. This router ships with 1 Gbps performance, but its software license can be upgraded to 2 Gbps. All Application Experience features introduced recently on other ISR models ship on this new 4451-AX, but all the services are integrated directly into the box. No additional modules need to be installed. All advanced services, including Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) and security, operate at line rate.

Forrester's Kindness said existing ISR models provide all the Layer 4-7 services that the new ISR 4451-AX offers, but this new model has much better performance. Earlier models delivered those services as if a customer "was deploying a server on top. They can't do WAAS at full performance. This router is integrating Layer 2 through 7 so you can do WAAS and security at 1 to 2 Gb line speed."

Cisco also rolled out the Application Experience services package to the ASR-1000 router, which can be added to existing deployments through a software upgrade. Cisco said the 6807 and 6880 switches will be available in November. Other products and upgrades will be available in July.

Reviews from http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/news/

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Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches OVERVIEW

June 24 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

The CiscoCatalyst 2960-S Series Switches are fixed-configuration Gigabit Ethernet switches that provide enterprise-class Layer 2 switching for campus and branch access applications. They enable reliable and secure business operations with lower total cost of ownership through a range of innovative features including FlexStack, Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), and Cisco Catalyst Smart Operations.

Firstly, let’s check the contents of Cisco 2960-S while purchasing one.

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Catalyst 2960S-48FPD-L switch shown for example. Your switch model might look different.

2. Only available on some models.

3. Item is orderable.

Highlights

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S switches feature:

• 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports

• 1G Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) or 1G/10G SFP+ slots

• Cisco FlexStack stacking with 20 Gbps of stack throughput (optional)

• IEEE 802.3at-compliant PoE+ for up to 30W of power per port

• Up to 740W of combined PoE/PoE+ budget

• USB interfaces for management and file transfers

• LAN Base or LAN Lite Cisco IOS Software feature set

• SmartOperations tools that simplify deployment and reduce the cost of network administration

• An enhanced limited lifetime hardware warranty (E-LLW), providing next-business-day replacement 

Applications and Benefits

The Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series is ideal for:

• Deploying cost-effective wired connectivity in traditional desktop workspace environments

•Implementing quality of service (QoS) to provide priority treatment of voice and critical business applications

• Enforcing basic security policies to limit access to the network and mitigate threats

• Reducing total cost of ownership through simplified operations and automation

More…Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches with LAN Base Software

The Cisco Catalyst 2960S Switch with LAN Base software is a fixed-configuration, Layer 2 Ethernet switch that supports enhanced switching services, IP communications, and wireless networking for small and medium-sized businesses. These switches provide the performance, availability, and manageability that modern office environments demand, as well as the intelligence to support state-of-the-art business applications and security services.

What's new for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches with LAN Base Software:

• 10 and 1 Gigabit Ethernet uplink flexibility with Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+), providing business continuity and fast transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet

• 24 or 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet desktop connectivity

• Cisco FlexStack stacking module with 20 Gbps of throughput, allowing ease of operation with single configuration and simplified switch upgrade

• PoE+ with up to 30W per port that allows you to support the latest PoE+ capable devices

• Power supply options, with 740W or 370W fixed power supplies for PoE+ switches are available

• USB storage for file backup, distribution, and simplified operations

• A wide range of software features to provide ease of operation, highly secure business operations, sustainability, and a borderless network experience

• Limited lifetime hardware warranty, including next-business-day replacement with 90-day service and support 

The Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches with LAN Base Software offer the following:

• Dual-purpose uplinks for Gigabit Ethernet uplink flexibility, allowing use of either a copper or fiber uplink; each dual-purpose uplink port has one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and one SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet port, with one port active at a time

• 24 or 48 ports of Fast Ethernet desktop connectivity

• PoE configurations with up to 15.4W per port

• A wide range of software features to provide ease of operation, highly secure business operations, sustainability, and a borderless networking experience

• Limited lifetime hardware warranty

Configurations of Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches with LAN Base Software

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Switch Model

Description

Uplinks

Available PoE Power

10 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100/1000 Ethernet Connectivity

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPD-L

48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

740W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48LPD-L

48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PD-L

24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48TD-L

48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

-

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24TD-L

24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

-

1 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100/100 Ethernet Connectivity

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPS-L

48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

740W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48LPS-L

48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PS-L

24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48TS-L

48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

-

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24TS-L

24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

-

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-STACK

Hot-swappable FlexStack stacking module

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All models available with optional Cisco FlexStack stacking module.

No DC power supplies are available. 

Configurations of Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches with LAN Base Software

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switch Model

Description

Uplinks

Available PoE Power

1 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100 Ethernet Connectivity

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48PST-L

48 Ethernet 10/100 PoE ports

2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports and 2 fixed Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24PC-L

24 Ethernet 10/100 PoE ports

2 dual-purpose ports (10/100/1000 or SFP)

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24LT-L

24 Ethernet 10/100 ports

2 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

123W

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TC-L

24 Ethernet 10/100 ports

2 dual-purpose ports

-

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TC-L

48 Ethernet 10/100 ports

2 dual-purpose ports (10/100/1000 or SFP)

-

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TT-L

24 Ethernet 10/100 ports

2 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

-

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TT-L

48 Ethernet 10/100 ports

2 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports

-

1 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100/1000 Ethernet Connectivity

Cisco Catalyst 2960G-24TC-L

24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports, 4 of which are dual-purpose (10/100/1000 or SFP)

4 dual-purpose ports (10/100/1000 or SFP)

 

Cisco Catalyst 2960G-48TC-L

48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports, 4 of which are dual-purpose (10/100/1000 or SFP)

4 dual-purpose ports (10/100/1000 or SFP)

 

Compact Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC-L

8 Ethernet 10/100 ports; compact size with no fan

1 dual-purpose port (10/100/1000 or SFP)

 

Cisco Catalyst 2960PD-8TT-L

8 Ethernet 10/100 ports; compact size with no fan

1 10/100/1000 PoE input port

 

Cisco Catalyst 2960G-8TC-L

7 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports; compact size with no fan

1 dual-purpose port (10/100/1000 or SFP)

 

Switch PoE and PoE+ Power Capacity

Switch Model

Maximum Number of PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) Ports*

Maximum Number of PoE (IEEE 802.3af) Ports*

Available PoE Power

10 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100/1000 Ethernet Connectivity

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPD-L

24 ports up to 30W

48 ports up to 15.4W

740W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48LPD-L

12 ports up to 30W

24 ports up to 15.4W48 ports up to 7.7W

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PD-L

12 ports up to 30W

24 ports up to 15.4W

370W

1 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100/1000 Ethernet Connectivity

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPS-L

24 ports up to 30W

48 ports up to 15.4W

740W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48LPS-L

12 ports up to 30W

24 ports up to 15.4W

48 ports up to 7.7W

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PS-L

12 ports up to 30W

24 ports up to 15.4W

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48PST-L

N/A

24 ports up to 15.4W

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24PC-L

N/A

24 ports up to 15.4W

370W

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24LT-L

N/A

8 ports up to 15.4W

123W

* Intelligent power management allows flexible power allocation across all ports.

Why Buy Cisco Switches?

  • Flexibility: Variety of port and speed combinations including PoE.
  • Secure and Reliable: All the rock-solid performance you’d expect from Cisco.
  • Expandability: Cisco switches are designed to expand as your business grows.

More Cisco 2960-S Info you can visit:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps6406/product_data_sheet0900aecd80322c0c.html

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Cisco Catalyst 4948E Ethernet Switch for High-Performance Data Center Accesss

June 20 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches deliver high-performance, low-latency wire-speed Layer 2 and 3 services in a small form factor (1 or 2 rack units). The 4900 Series is ideal for space-constrained deployments.

The Cisco Catalyst 4948E offers forty-eight 10/100/1000-Gbps RJ45 downlink ports and four 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports and is designed to simplify data center architecture and operations by offering enterprise-class hardware and software in a one-rack-unit (1RU) form factor optimized for smart top-of-rack (ToR) data center deployments (Figure 1).

Figure1.Cisco Catalyst 4948E

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New Features of Cisco Catalyst 4948E Switch

The Cisco Catalyst 4948E offers:

• Twice the uplink capacity of the previous switch generation

• 1+1 power supply and fan redundancy for hardware replacement with no downtime

• Strict front-to-back cooling with no side or top venting

• Large shared packet buffers for microburst protection

• Nonblocking internal packet switching for east-to-west traffic patterns

• Full set of Layer 2 and 3 forwarding features

• Outstanding multicast performance

• Zero-touch provisioning with Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

• Advanced quality of service (QoS)

• IP Version 6 (IPv6) switching and routing in hardware

• Extended MAC address tables to enable server virtualization

Table 1 summarizes the main features of the Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches.

Table1. Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Features

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Cisco IOS Software

The Cisco Catalyst 4948E supports three levels of Cisco IOS Software, summarized in Table2. The basic level is LAN Base, developed for deployments that require data center - class hardware along with Layer 2 switching. The next level of software is IP Base; most customers will deploy this level of software because it offers many of the value-added Cisco features that provide operational consistency and an easy-to-manage environment. The top level of software is Enterprise Services. Enterprise Services adds support for advanced routing protocols such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP).

Table2. Software Configuration Options

Enterprise Services

IP Base

• BGPv4

• EIGRP

• OSPFv2 and v3

• IS-IS

• IP-SLA

• Nonstop Forwarding (NSF)

• Policy-Based Routing (PBR)

• Virtual Route Forwarding Lite (VRF-Lite)

• Multicast VRF-Lite

LAN Base

• AutoQoS

• Cisco EnergyWise

• Flexlink+

• Layer 2 traceroute

• Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) snooping

• Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (RPVST+)

• Static routing

• Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

• Cisco SmartPort macros

• VLAN access control list (VACL) and port ACL (PACL)

• EIGRP-stub

• OSPF for routed access

• IEEE 802.1Q-in-IEEE 802.1Q (QinQ)

• IP service-level agreement (IP-SLA) responder

• Network Mobility Service Protocol (NMSP)

• Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling (L2PT)

• Stub IP multicast

• Cisco IOS EEM

• Gateway Load Balancing

Protocol (GLBP)

More details: Ordering information for the Cisco Catalyst 4948E you can visit:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps6021/ps10947/product_bulletin_c25-600212.html

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 4948E, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/4900.

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Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switches-Compare Models

June 17 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

 

Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switches are designed to provide high availability, security, investment protection, high quality of service, energy efficiency, and simplified operation. These stackable switches are ideally suited to support demanding applications such as IP telephony, wireless, and video.

All models support network modules with four 1 Gigibit Ethernet (GE), two 10 GE Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+), or two 10GBase-T uplink ports.

All models include StackWise+ data stacking technology and StackPower capabilities for cross-stack power sharing,

Note: Cisco StackWise and StackWise Plus Technology

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps5023/prod_white_paper09186a00801b096a.html

With LAN Base Software

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With IP Base Software

 With-IP-Base-Software.jpg

With IP Services Software

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Cisco Betters Its Catalyst 2000 Line

June 10 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Most popular Cisco Catalyst 2000 line extended with 2960-X, which doubles stack ports and bandwidth, cuts energy use

Cisco this week upgraded its best-selling Catalyst switch by doubling its stacked port density, stacking bandwidth, buffers and CPU performance.

The new Catalyst 2960-X stackable Gigabit Ethernet switch builds on the foundation of the 3-year-old Catalyst 2960-S/SF. It is available in 24- or 48-port configurations, with 10G uplinks and a stacking capacity of 40G-80G.

Cisco says the Catalyst 2000 line is its best-selling Ethernet switch based on number of units and ports shipped.

The 2960-X is designed to keep that momentum going. In a fully stacked configuration of eight switches, the 2960-X supports 384 Gigabit Ethernet ports and Cisco claims the switch uses up to 80% less power than competitive offerings.

If all comparable switch ports sold in 2012 -- 230 million Cisco says, citing data from IDC -- were Catalyst 2960-X switch ports, the energy savings could shut down Hoover Dam for more than three years, power all households in San Francisco for more than three years, make 76 round trips to Mars in a Toyota Prius or reduce CO2 emissions by 7.5 billion pounds, Cisco claims.

Per-port power consumption on the Catalyst 2960-X is 0.9 watts, vs. 2 watts on the 2960-S/SF. Energy efficiency is achieved through support of the IEEE's Energy Efficient Ethernet standard, as well as Cisco's own EnergyWise software. The switches can engage in two modes of "hibernation" during downtime: downlink mode, which powers down less active links; and switch mode, which powers down the switch itself.

Cisco says a 2960-X can be powered down as low as 6 watts from 50-85 watts in switch hibernation mode.

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The 2960-X can also be stacked with existing 2960-S/SF switches, Cisco says. Like the 2960-S/SF, it also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+.

Other features of the 2960-X include Layer 3 routing based on RIP, OSPF and EIGRP protocols -- the 2960-S/SF are Layer 2-only -- and application visibility through NetFlow-Lite, a less CPU intensive "NetFlow-like" traffic monitoring capability.

The Catalyst 2960-X is also built for network programmability by being "onePK-ready."Cisco onePK is the company's API toolkit for software-defined network programmability.

Cisco said the 2960-X will be onePK programmable later this year. The switch is not equipped with the UADP programmable ASIC unveiled earlier this year, but another Cisco chip optimized for Layer 2/3 processing.

The 2960-X will be available in July. It costs $1,895 in a 24-port configuration and $3,395 in a 48-port model.

---Article News from http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/060413-cisco-catalyst-270415.html

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Cisco ASA 5505 DMZ with Private VLAN Configuration

May 28 2013 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

The ASA 5505 is the only model that has an 8-port switch embedded in the device. All interfaces of the ASA5505 are Layer2 switch ports and thus they support some features that you can find on Cisco switches. One of these features is called “Private Vlan”.

 

The concept of “Private VLAN” is very useful in DMZ environments. Here is how it can be used: Let’s say you have a firewall with an Outside interface connected to Internet, an Inside interface connected to the secure LAN, and a DMZ Interface connected to a subnet which is hosting several publicly accessible servers (e.g Web Server, Email server etc). The DMZ servers are all on the same network subnet. Thus, if one of the DMZ servers gets compromised, then the attacker can easily use this hacked server as a “stepping-stone” to access the other servers in the DMZ. 

The above situation can be mitigated by using Private VLANs. Although the DMZ Layer2 VLAN number and Layer3 subnet will be the same for all servers, by designating each switch port of the DMZ as “Private VLAN” then the servers in the DMZ will not be allowed to communicate with each other.

Let’s see a diagram below to explain the concept of “Private VLAN”.

Cisco-ASA-5505-DMZ-with-Private-VLAN-Configuration.png

Let’s say we have an Cisco ASA5505 with three security Zones:

  • Outside Zone: Interface E0/0 in VLAN 10
  • Inside Zone: Interface E0/1 in VLAN 20
  • DMZ Zone: Interfaces E0/2, E0/3 in VLAN 30

Notice that in DMZ we have 2 publicly accessible servers (Web and Email Server) that they both belong in the same Layer2 vlan (VLAN30) and the same Layer3 network subnet (10.0.0.0/24).

If we don’t configure “Private Vlans”, then if the Web or Email server gets hacked, the attacker can access the other DMZ server as well. With Private VLANs, the Web and Email Servers can NOT communicate with each other although they are on the same Vlan and subnet. However, all other zones (outside and inside) are able to access the DMZ zone (and vice-versa) with no problems.

 

Configuration:

We are not going to see the complete config here, just the part that has to do with Private Vlan setup.

ASA5505(config)# interface ethernet 0/0
ASA5505(config-if)# switchport access vlan 10
ASA5505(config-if)# no shutdown

ASA5505(config-if)# interface ethernet 0/1
ASA5505(config-if)# switchport access vlan 20
ASA5505(config-if)# no shutdown

ASA5505(config-if)# interface ethernet 0/2
ASA5505(config-if)# switchport access vlan 30
ASA5505(config-if)# no shutdown
ASA5505(config-if)# switchport protected

ASA5505(config-if)# interface ethernet 0/3
ASA5505(config-if)# switchport access vlan 30
ASA5505(config-if)# no shutdown
ASA5505(config-if)# switchport protected

 

The command “switchport protected“ configures the specific physical ports as “Private VLANs”. All ports that are configured as Private Vlans cannot communicate with each other.

---Resource from http://www.tech21century.com

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